Dragon Odyssey

16 Days Inclusive Package
September 22 - October 06, 2002

Tour Itinerary prepared for Mr. Glen & Mrs. Susan Scott

Sunday, September 22, 2002
Fly directly to Beijing, the political, economic, and cultural centre of the People's Republic of China. Cross the international dateline and lose one day.

Monday, September 23, 2002
Be met upon arrival. Transfer to the Scitech Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Visit historic Tian An Men Square where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People's Republic. See the Imperial Palace, also called the Forbidden City, and its splendid gardens. After lunch, take a pedicab to visit the Huton. Watch the daily routines of the local people in their courtyard homes. Visit a kindergarden class. At night, enjoy a spectacular perofmrnace of a Beijing Opera.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Visit the Ming Tombs, the beautifully decorated burial place of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty, also known as the Underground Palace. The original roadway leading to the tomb is lined with superb marble statues. After lunch, visit one of the world's most remarkable sights -- the Great Wall, built over 2,000 years ago by Emperor Qin and covering a distance of 6,000 km across the top of China. Also Visit to the Summer Palace, former retreat of the Imperial family. In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous Peking Duck dinner.

Thursday, September 26, 2002
Full day at leisure.

Friday, September 27, 2002
Visit the exquisite Temple of Heaven. After lunch, fly to the ancient city of Xian. Be met upon arrival. Travel to the Jianguo Hotel. Visit the City Wall, the only complete city wall that exists in China today. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Dumpling Banquet.

Saturday, September 28, 2002
Full-day tour. Visit the Banpo Museum and Mausoleum of Emperor Qin, one of China's greatest rulers and the builder of the Great Wall. Discovered in 1974, the tomb contains over 6,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors and horses, the Imperial bodyguard to the emperor on his journey after death. After lunch, visit the Provincial Museum. In the evening, a delicious palace meal dinner is accompanied by entertainment in the Tang Dynasty Dinner.

Sunday, September 29, 2002
Morning, marvel at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, originally built as a Buddhist retreat in the 7th century. After lunch, fly to Guilin. Transfer to the Universal Hotel. Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the city's symbol.

Monday, September 30, 2002
Take a memorable boat trip down the Li River and delight in over 65 km of breathtaking scenery, mist-shrouded mountains rising from the river banks. Since ancient times, this landscape has been the subject of countless poems and paintings. Enjoy lunch on board. Cruise ends at the colourful lively market town of Yangshou. Take the opportunity to shop for interesting souvenirs and gifts!

Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Visit the remarkable Reed Flute Cave with its spectacular limestone formations and beautiful Fubo Hill. Take a gondola ride up Yaoshan Peak. Fly to Shanghai, Asia's most populated city and the commercial capital of China. Transfer to the Grand You You Hotel.

Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Visit the majestic Garden of Mandarin Yu Yuan, built in 1577 and recently restored to its original splendour. Hidden behind high-carved brick walls is a small lake spanned by a zigzag bridge, as well as teahouses, pavilions, rock gardens and goldfish ponds. Visit the Bund, known as the "Wall Street" of the former foreign powers, where, during the first half of the 20th century the European powers controlled the Chinese economy. Visit the Shanghai Museum. In the evening, a special treat. Enjoy a breathtaking performance of one of Shanghai's most famous acrobatic troupes.

Thursday, October 3, 2002
Transfer to the airport for your flight. Fly to Hong Kong, the "City of Life". Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Kimberly Hotel. Evening at leisure.

Friday, October 4, 2002
Half-day tour. Feel the throbbing pulse of Hong Kong. Visit the Central District, the Aberdeen fishing village of days gone by, and today, home of the world's largest floating restaurant. Marvel at scenic Repulse Bay with its long stretch of golden sandy beaches, as well as the picturesque southern part of the island. Go to Victoria Peak for some great photos of Hong Kong, and take a peak tram ride. The panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, the mountains of Kowloon and the islands of the South China Sea is absolutely magnificent!

Saturday, October 5, 2002
Entire day at leisure. Explore on your own or join an optional sightseeing tour.

Sunday, October 6, 2002
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport. Fly home. Bon Voyage.


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